Capitol Hill Meetings Bring Blessings

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by Don Ingwerson I mentioned last month an effort by Christian Scientists to meet Members of Congress to discuss health care reform in our annual Capitol Hill Day. The Federal Office has posted an update on these efforts: Over the past four years, we’ve had the privilege of working with many Christian Scientists throughout the country—from Hawaii to Maine—who have volunteered their time in coming to Washington, DC, to meet with Members of Continue Reading

What is a “Lame Duck” Session, Anyway?

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The following is a blog from the Committee on Publication Federal Office that was posted on its website November 13, 2012 Wondering what a “lame duck” Congressional session is, and what this lame duck session (the next 1 ½ months) may look like? Check out this helpful layman’s-terms article by K&L Gates LLP. And for those of you who may be interested in a comprehensive election guide, K&L Gates has put one together here. Continue Reading

Gratitude for Departing Members of Congress who Have Supported Christian Science

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The following is a blog from the Committee on Publication Federal Office that was posted on its website November 13, 2012 We are deeply grateful for the continued support of so many Congressional offices on both sides of the aisle and across the country. Now, as the 112th Congress ends, we’d like to specifically give gratitude for those Members of Congress who will be leaving Congress at the end of this year and have actively worked on behalf Continue Reading

What do the Election Results Mean?

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The following is a blog from the Committee on Publication Federal Office that was posted on its website November 13, 2012 Generally speaking, the Nov 6. election will not drastically alter the Federal Office’s efforts with health care reform. The results of the election will continue the balance of power that has existed before: Barack Obama was reelected U.S. President Democrats retained control of the Senate Republicans stayed atop Continue Reading

Engaging With Legislators

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Guest post written by David Sterrett, Committee on Publication's Legislative Director, Federal Office On March 9, 2011, Christian Scientists from around the country made their presence known on Capitol Hill.  Over ninety church members came to Washington, DC and conducted over 200 meetings with Members of Congress and Congressional staff.  There were several goals for this effort: 1) To educate new Members of the House of Representatives and Continue Reading

Capitol Hill Day

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by Don Ingwerson Last year unprecedented health care reform laws were passed by the Congress and signed by the President. The laws mandate, among other things, that Americans must purchase health insurance by 2014, or pay a tax—except for those who are then enrolled in Medicare or Medicaid, or who otherwise qualify for an exemption under the laws. The fact is, despite making significant progress over the past two years, Congress has not yet Continue Reading